The $111 million project will be the first casino to open in Berks County and offer state-of-the-art gaming, dining and entertainment
Philadelphia, PA – The Harman Group (THG), a firm specializing in structural engineering and parking planning and design, is pleased to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Hollywood Casino Morgantown on December 22, 2021. The 80,000 square-foot “mini-casino” is located in Caernarvon Township on the border of Berks and Lancaster counties, adjacent to the Morgantown interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The facility will include 750 slot machines and 30 table games, a climate-controlled outdoor gaming terrace, Barstool Sportsbook, and three unique dining options.
The Harman Group provided structural engineering services for the project in partnership with developer, Penn National Gaming, Inc., designer, JCJ Architecture, and construction manager, The Norwood Company.
The structural system used on the project utilizes a combination of a pre-engineered long span metal building with conventional structural steel framing, supported on spread footing foundations. The project features a 5,000 square-foot porte cochere and entrance vestibule, a side entrance canopy and restaurant additions to the pre-engineered metal building. Conventional steel framing was used for the back-of-house area and support of roof top mechanical equipment and roof screen.
“We are honored to be a part of the team who brought the first state-of-the-art casino to Berks County,” said Jason Squitiere, Associate and Project Manager at The Harman Group. “The Harman Group’s extensive experience allowed us to determine the best structural system for the building’s uses.”
The Harman Group has also served as the structural engineer on numerous large and small scale casinos, including Hollywood Casino York, Ocean Resort Casino, The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa and The Water Club, Rivers Casino, Rivers Casino Philadelphia and more.
About The Harman Group
Founded in 1984, The Harman Group provides structural engineering, parking planning and design and construction engineering services. The Harman Group has the unique ability to provide outstanding engineering solutions, using state of the art computational methods, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other technology, combined with high-level, personal customer service. For more information, please visit www.harmangroup.com.